This book is fabulous; it has very clear instructions and a wide variety of sock patterns to choose from, including details on several different ways to cast on, cast off, heels, and toe up, toe down constructions. I’m just a tad excited to investigate some of these “new” ways of making socks.
I stayed with Ma for a few days and on one of them we took a trip into Bendigo and visited the woollen mills. Yes, I did……three balls…….all for socks……..
and I’m blaming Alida for all this. Did you see her comment the other day? She’s attempting 16 pairs of socks for 2016. How can I possibly let that pass?? As I already have 9 pairs knitted, it’s not too far a
stitch stretch to knit the other 7 required to meet this ……….challenge……is it?………..
And as for that Golfer of mine; I’ve asked him on three occasions if he’d like some socks. No, no, no each time…………but (on the last ask) a beanie would be nice. So I’ve spent the last little while knitting this beanie, which he’s very pleased with but, no doubt, because Spring is on its way, won’t be needed now until next Winter!
(It’s actually a very nice charcoal colour – camera obviously didn’t like it!). It was a tad tedious to knit so I put in those couple of rows of slipped stitch to alleviate the humdrum rounds of knit stitch.
Now he tells me that, hmmm maybe socks would be nice, “but none of those girly stripy things”.
(Sigh) One pair of
boring charcoal socks coming up! (But that will be pair number 10)